The spherical tensor formalism applied to relaxation in magnetic resonance

@article{Nielsen2006TheST,
title={The spherical tensor formalism applied to relaxation in magnetic resonance},
author={Resonance D. Nielsen and B. Robinson},
journal={Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part A},
year={2006},
volume={28},
pages={270-290}
}

Spherical tensor operators are used to simplify the relaxation terms of the Redfield equation. A method for treating relaxation is developed using trace-normalized spherical tensor operators. The Redfield equation is recast as a set of coupled linear differential equations for the expectation values of a complete set of spherical tensor operators. A single spin-1/2 particle is treated, and the correspondence of the equation of motion with the Bloch equation is demonstrated. The advantage of the… CONTINUE READING